Examples Of Coming Of Age In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Coming of Age Coming-of-age is difficult for both teens and parents. The parents often have trouble parenting when the teenager is disrespectful and confused. Teenagers do not realize that their parents have been in the same shoes as them and know what is best for them.. Coming-of-age involves recognizing different perspectives. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Scout is an example of a character whose coming of age process involves gaining a different perspective. Lee states that, “This was too good to miss… I pushed my way through dark smelly bodies and burst into the circle of light… Hey Mr. Cunningham, How’s your entailment get’un along” (Lee 205). The quote shows that Scout is still growing and becoming more mature and talking about mature subjects. Scout looks at Maycomb from Arthur’s perspective, “I had never seen our neighborhood from this angle. There were Miss Maudie’s, Miss Stephanie’s-there was our house… Miss Rachel’s house… I could even see Mrs. Dubose’s… In daylight, I thought you could see the post office…show more content…
Shortly after moving back to Peachtree City, my mom had my little brother, Luke, and not long after, four months to be exact, we were in a car accident. A young lady ran a red light and t boned us in at an intersection. My father hit his head and got a severe concussion causing him to forget a lot of things. My mom had already had a bad back and the accident made it worse. That being said, I really had to step it up, and help my siblings and parents take care of Luke. Three years later, Carson was born. After Carson was born, I had to babysit all the time. I thought it wasn’t fair that I had to babysit my little brothers while my parents worked. A few years later down the road and I realized that babysitting only strengthened my maturity and coming-of-age. I gained a new perspective when I had to help my parents, because I never realized how much work it is to parent a
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